Publication - Statistics

Public Sector Employment in Scotland Statistics for 4th Quarter 2012

Published: 20 Mar 2013
ISBN:
9781782563969

The statistics in this release are based on administrative records and surveys of individual public sector bodies carried out by the Scottish Government and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The publication includes information on public sector employment in Scotland with distinctions made for employment in devolved bodies and reserved bodies (located in Scotland).

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Contents
Public Sector Employment in Scotland Statistics for 4th Quarter 2012
Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

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Table 1: Number of people employed by public and private sector; Scotland, Headcount

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Total Employment Private Sector Public Sector Private Sector
Including public sector financial institutions
Public Sector
Excluding public sector financial institutions
Level Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment Level Percentage of total employment
Q4 1999 2,276,000 1,725,000 75.8% 551,200 24.2% 1,725,000 75.8% 551,200 24.2%
Q4 2006 2,524,000 1,924,400 76.2% 599,700 23.8% 1,924,400 76.2% 599,700 23.8%
Q4 2007 2,541,000 1,941,800 76.4% 598,900 23.6% 1,941,800 76.4% 598,900 23.6%
Q4 2008 2,532,000 1,885,400 74.4% 647,000 25.6% 1,928,000 76.1% 604,400 23.9%
Q4 2009 2,464,000 1,829,400 74.2% 634,700 25.8% 1,865,000 75.7% 599,000 24.3%
Q4 2010 2,480,000 1,864,300 75.2% 615,700 24.8% 1,897,800 76.5% 582,200 23.5%
Q4 2011 2,464,000 1,872,900 76.0% 590,700 24.0% 1,904,300 77.3% 559,300 22.7%
Q4 2012 2,468,000 1,888,100 76.5% 580,400 23.5% 1,916,800 77.7% 551,700 22.3%
Change on year to:
Q4 2012 4,900 15,100 -10,300 12,400 -7,600
% change on year:
Q4 2012 0.2% 0.8% -1.7% 0.7% -1.4%

Notes:
1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred. Total employment has been rounded to the nearest thousand. Percentages are based on unrounded figures.

2. Public sector financial institutions include Northern Rock (classified to the public sector from Q4 2007), Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, HMOS/Lloyds Banking Group plc (both classified to the public sector from Q4 2008) Lloyds TSB Commercial Banking. Those organisation classified as Public Sector Financial Institutions and SIC 64.

3. Public sector is derived as the difference between the Labour Force Survey 'Total employment' workforce based estimate for the whole of Scotland (not seasonally adjusted) and the public sector estimate (derived from indivdual organisation statistical returns). For Q4 the Nov-Jan 2013 rolling estimate from the LFS was used.

4. Detailed tables showing a full time series of data - all quarters back to Q1 1999 - are available to download from the Public Sector Employment Websection:
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Labour-Market/PublicSectorEmployment


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